Media & Communications Committee

 

The role of the Media & Communcations Committee is to support the goals of BOFAS by providing the technological infrastructure as the society continues to grow. 

The Media & Communications Committee original began as the IT Committee. Initially it was a committee designed to handle emails and managing the website. It has since expanded to include social media, managing webinars, and running all the society's media, communication, and technology needs. 

 

Membership of Media & Communications Committee:

  • Chair: Karan Malhotra
  • Secretary: Togay Koç
  • Member: May Labidi
  • Co-opted: Charline Roslee

 

Karan Malhotra - Chair

Karan Malhotra  is a Consultant Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon working at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, UK. He graduated from Manchester with honours before beginning his core surgical and early registrar training in Yorkshire. He completed his registrar training on the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Training Rotation, London. He undertook Foot & Ankle Fellowships in Singapore, Melbourne and Stanmore. He is actively involved with research, medical education and quality improvement. He has extensive experience with IT and databases and was co-opted to the BOFAS Outcomes Committee in October 2017 and the IT Committee in November 2019, before being elected as a full member in March 2021. He was elected Chair of the expanded Media & Communications Committee in March 2024. 

Elected: March 2024


Togay Koç - Secretary

Togay Koç is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon with a specialist interest in Foot & Ankle Surgery at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. He qualified from Guy's, King's and St Thomas' Schools of Medicine in London before completing his orthopaedic training in the Wessex Deanery. He has been on Fellowships to Southampton, Oxford, Guildford and Frimley as well as a visiting Fellowship to the Harborview Medical Centre, Seattle, USA. He benefited greatly from the support he received from BOFAS during his training, fellowship and beyond including the BOA Future Leaders Programme.

Elected: March 2022


May Labidi

May Labidi is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon subspecialised in Foot & Ankle Surgery at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust where she is also Educational Lead. She completed her training in Zagreb becoming the first female T&O Surgeon in Croatia. May recently earned her PhD degree in Orthopaedics. She completed two Foot & Ankle Fellowships in Southampton and Birmingham University Hospitals, as well as an AO visiting Fellowship in Dresden, Germany. She was selected for the BOA Future Leaders Programme 2021/2022. May has been supporting BOFAS’s dedication in expanding this incredible network worldwide, sharing knowledge and experience by IT hosting webinars since 2021.

Elected: March 2024


Charline Roslee

Charline Roslee trained at the University of Nottingham, she underwent specialty training in Trauma & Orthopaedics in Wessex.  Her foot & ankle fellowship was undertaken at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital where she has been working as a consultant since 2020.  Her sub-specialty interests include diabetic foot disease (sitting on the Dorset reducing amputations working group) and ankle arthroplasty. She is governance lead and also sits on the transformation committee for the reconfiguration of emergency care in Dorset. Charline has found social media a useful tool for disseminating information, especially within the medical community. She set up her deanery trauma & orthopaedic account (x: @WessexOrtho) to inform on courses, seminars, conferences, advances & orthopaedic news which was incredibly popular and is now managed by the current trainees. Her personal account (x: @Hell_on_heels) is more tongue-in-cheek and has been referenced in textbooks on feminism. Within BOFAS, her involvement started at the 2019 conference as a “BOFAS blogger” and she now helps manage the social media accounts for BOFAS.

Co-opted: March 2024